Allium Bulgaricum


ALLIUM BULGARICUM: Grand and ornamental, its naked stems bear a crown of bell-shaped flowers that glow green on the outside with striking lilac-pink markings on the inside. When the petals fade the seed heads retain their bold flower shapes long into autumn. This exceptionally tall and handsome plant from the shores of sicily will add an extra dimension to your cottage garden border. Plant in groups for an eye catching focal point. Divide mature clumps in August if areas become overcrowded. Alliums prefer to be dry during their dormancy. The Allium Bulgaricum is ideal for mass plantings, borders, and cut flowers. These plants are rabbit, squirrel, and deer resistant. Bulgaricum has a bloom period of about 3 weeks and they bloom in late spring to early summer.

  • Planting Location: Sun/semi-shade
  • Planting: October-December
  • Planting Depth: 6 inch (15 cm)
  • Planting Distance: 8 inch (20 cm)
  • Flowers In: May-June
  • Flowering Height: Approx. 27 inch (68 cm)

How to Grow

Easy to Grow:

1. Select an area with full sun or semi-shade
2. Dig a hole 6 inches (15 cm) deep
3. Place the bulb in the hole, with pointed side up
4. Space bulbs 8 inches (20 cm) apart
5. Cover with soil and water thoroughly

Planting Tips:

Plant in groups of 3 or more, in well-drained soil. Bulbs will benefit from a handful of compost added to the planting holes.

Search code: TG602

When to Plant

Collections: Alliums, Spring Bulbs